The Arsenal fans have been crying out for Arsene Wenger to bring in a new spine of a keeper, classy DM and a top striker for the Gunners team for the last few years. Well, last summer we got our goalkeeper Petr Cech, Wenger has already confirmed that Granit Xhaka is on his way, and Jamie Vardy is in the pipeline so have we finally got our wish?
But, other than those three, Wenger must also make sure the rest of the squad is in tip top condition, and one worrying position for Gooners is the left-back spot, with Nacho Monreal approaching 30 and his backup Kieran Gibbs suffering the English disease of injuries and inconsistency. There have also been mutterings that Kieran may be looking to move on this summer to try and get regular game time and try to win back his place in the England squad.
So it is no wonder that we have been linked with some classy young left-backs, one of which is the Wolfsburg and Switzerland left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, who is a good friend with Granit Xhaka and has a very affordable release clause of just £19 million. He was named Swiss footballer of the year in 2014, and is still young enough to have even further improvement up his sleeve.
When asked about the Arsenal transfer rumours he made it clear that he was attracted to the idea of joining Xhaka at the Emirates. Rodriguez said: “That would be exciting, yes, especially because the room arrangement at Arsenal would be fixed as well.”
Rodriguez added that remaining at Wolfsburg this summer would be “not impossible but unrealistic”
So he is young, very talented, available at a reasonable price, and a good friend of Xhaka. Should Wenger snap him up right now?